its coming!

Posted in Fernie BC, Fernie dining, Picnic Restaurant + Social with tags , on October 24, 2011 by Chef Farkas

by the end of this week new menu items will be out in full swing.  Mussels, Oysters, my own twist on an old classic (sheppard’s pie), house cut fettuccine, sablefish, bearl grey smoked duck, truffle fondue, fried chicken (our style), romesco sauce, cassoulet, warm honey cake, homemade honeycomb, flourless chocolate tasting……


New menu in the works

Posted in Picnic Restaurant + Social on September 30, 2011 by Chef Farkas

Its that time of year and the summer products are becoming no longer available and that means: menu change!  Yes, oysters are coming back right away for all you sea slug slurping lovers.  (I’m one of those too, just so ya know).  We’re trying to come up with ideas and I’m putting the feelers out there to see if you peeps have any menu requests or ideas or classic dishes you want brought back.  Let me know.  ;)

It’s been a while!

Posted in Picnic Restaurant + Social on August 25, 2011 by Chef Farkas

Wow what a summer!  There never seems to be enough time in one day.  After 5 or so months I am finally posting something new. 

Well, we have survived 2 weddings here at the resto so far.  Happy couples on both occasion.  Happy with their day, each other, the weather, the food, the wine, service, music, dance and generally the whole sh-bang!

Now on to the details of my own day with my bride!

all systems go

Posted in Picnic Restaurant + Social on March 4, 2011 by Chef Farkas

Well, after our convection oven had been running on 1 of 3 element since sometime in November; it finally shit the bed so to speak.  I had already ordered the replacement part (thankfully), but we were down an oven for about 10 days….10 days full of stressed out prep timelines and overnight planning. 

The element arrived yesterday, I called super sparky Dave Taylor and he had it up and running before we opened our doors last night.

Why do these things always seem to happen the month after the warranty runs out?  Needless to say I don’t have any good things to say about Imperial Ranges right now.

people read this?

Posted in Picnic Restaurant + Social on February 5, 2011 by Chef Farkas

Funny Fact: Ski Canada named me with the best blog entry for 2010 in Canada!  Hilariously awesome!  How does me blogging/BSing about some dead lobsters even make to the editors desk for Ski Canada?  I had no idea.  Either way I’m pretty stoked that my first blog ever and me just having fun with it somehow got recognized.  Maybe I really am ‘kind of a big deal’.  ha.

Breathing again

Posted in Picnic Restaurant + Social on February 1, 2011 by Chef Farkas

Wow, finally after the craziness of the Holidays and some other standard restaurant set backs I finally feel like I can breathe again.  Being able catch up on food prep, family time and sleep goes a long way.  Things are rolling as usual.

Merry Xmas!

Posted in Picnic Restaurant + Social on December 24, 2010 by Chef Farkas

I just want to wish everyone a merry christmas!